Opisthacanthus

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Opisthacanthus
Opisthacanthus asper.jpg
Opisthacanthus asper, South Africa
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Opisthacanthus

Peters, 1861
Diversity
c. 20 species (see text)

Opisthacanthus is a genus of scorpions in the family Hemiscorpiidae (Liochelidae) occurring in central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Madagascar.[1]

The species in this genus are:[2]

Current systematics[edit]

Subgenus Opisthacanthus Peters, 1861
I. cayaporum group

  • Opisthacanthus cayaporum Vellard, 1932
  • Opisthacanthus heurtaultae Lourenço, 1980
  • Opisthacanthus weyrauchi Mello-Leitão, 1948

II. lepturus group

  • Opisthacanthus lepturus (Beauvois, 1805)
  • Opisthacanthus elatus (Gervais, 1844)
  • Opisthacanthus valerioi Lourenço, 1980
  • Opisthacanthus borboremai sp. n.

III. lecomtei group

  • Opisthacanthus lecomtei (Lucas, 1858)

Subgenus Nepabellus Francke, 1974
I. africanus group

  • Opisthacanthus africanus africanus Simon, 1876
  • Opisthacanthus africanus pallidus Lourenço, 2003
  • Opisthacanthus capensis Thorell, 1876
  • Opisthacanthus diremptus (Karsch, 1879)

II. asper group

  • Opisthacanthus asper (Peters, 1861)
  • Opisthacanthus basutus Lawrence, 1955
  • Opisthacanthus rugiceps Pocock, 1897

III. laevipes group

  • Opisthacanthus laevipes (Pocock, 1893)

IV. rugulosus group

  • Opisthacanthus lamorali Lourenço, 1981
  • Opisthacanthus rugulosus Pocock, 1896

V. validus group

  • Opisthacanthus piscatorius Lawrence, 1955
  • Opisthacanthus validus Thorell, 1876

Subgenus Monodopisthacanthus Lourenço, 2001
I. madagascariensis group

  • Opisthacanthus madagascariensis Kraepelin, 1894
  • Opisthacanthus punctulatus Pocock, 1896 [3]

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